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31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Back-to-School

Want to simplify the busy back-to-school season?  Stock your freezer with crockpot freezer meals!  Here are 31 crockpot recipes that I’ve tried myself (grocery list included!).

31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Back-to-School

First, three reasons I love crockpot freezer meals:

  1. There’s no cooking required ahead of time so they’re super easy to make.  Simply combine the ingredients in plastic freezer bags and freeze for up to three months.
  2. They cook for the first time out of the freezer and don’t taste like leftovers at all.
  3. I can save money by buying the ingredients in bulk.

Since I’ve made hundreds of crockpot freezer meals, I decided to compile a list of 31 favorites that would be perfect to eat during the busy back-to-school season.  These are all healthy meals that I feel good serving my family.

31 Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Crockpot Freezer Meals

If you’re nervous about mixing raw meat and vegetables, don’t be.  I did a lot of research when I was writing my No Cook Freezer Meals cookbook and, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, freezing to 0 °F inactivates any microbes present in food (such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds).  That means freezing raw meat with vegetables, sauces, and spices is perfectly safe. (You can find more info on food safety here.)

I’ve tried every single one of these recipes myself and they’re healthy, delicious, and easy to make.  Enjoy!

31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Back-to-School

  1. Chicken Curry
  2. Honey Dijon Chicken (from my CROCK’D Slow Cooker Freezer Meals eBook)
  3. Cranberry Pork Roast
  4. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  5. Turkey and Black Bean Chili
  6. Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole (from The Country Cook)
  7. Shredded BBQ Chicken
  8. Meatball Veggie Soup
  9. White Chicken Chili (from Money Saving Mom)
  10. Chicken Fajitas
  11. Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks
  12. Beef and Barley Stew (from Live Simply)
  13. Beef Roast and Carrots
  14. Mushroom Spinach Stroganoff
  15. Greens & Beans
  16. Chicken Teriyaki
  17. Cranberry Chicken
  18. Thai Peanut Chicken (from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds)
  19. Turkey, White Bean, and Kale Soup
  20. Stuffed Peppers
  21. Salsa Verde Chicken (only 5 ingredients!)
  22. BBQ Chicken Cornbread Casserole
  23. Sweet and Sour Meatballs (based on this recipe from Once a Month Meals)
  24. Red Pepper Chicken
  25. Ginger-Peach Chicken
  26. Honey Sesame Chicken (from Damn Delicious)
  27. Ham and Potato Soup
  28. Italian Wedding Soup
  29. Southwestern Pork Chili
  30. Cabbage Casserole (one of our favorites)
  31. Hawaiian Pork Chops

If you’re motivated to prep and freeze all 31 at once, I typed up exactly how I assemble and cook each meal into a printable pdf (I even included a full grocery list!):

CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE PRINTABLE RECIPES AND GROCERY LIST

You can also find tons of freezer recipes, tips, and nutrition info in my best-selling freezer eCookbooks.

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can. 


PS A reader created mini versions of some of the recipes that can be printed on white sticker labels.  Here’s the file: Sticker Labels

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Rosa

OMG!! You might be my lifesaver! I’m a teacher who is getting ready to go back to school and already I’m stressing out on what to feed my family. My days are long and I’m not very good at thinking ahead when it comes to dinners. I love my slow cooker and try to use it as often as I can. I’m going to give your recipes a go and hopefully destress dinner time! Thanks!

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Heidi

I hear you, Rosa! After working at school yesterday, I told the kids they could have breakfast for supper because I just couldn’t think of something fast (and I may have lacked the energy to make it). Unfortunately, that meant that they ate waffles. You win some, you lose some. This is a game changer! It should make my weekly meal prep much easier, too!

Brianna
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Brianna

Sounds great to me too. Teacher/grad student always looking for a good reason to use the crock pot!!

Brenda Nicholas
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Brenda Nicholas

I saw a picture on one of the links for a brown sugar meatloaf I could freeze then bake in the oven. Where can I find this recipe at? Thank you!

Tammy
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Tammy

I thought you weren’t supposed to freeze meatloaf mix Bc it has eggs in it?

S Kohnlein
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S Kohnlein

I do it all the time and have never had a problem. No difference between meatloaf and frozen cookie dough. I make a double since meatloaf, portion it out into mini loaf pans, top with bab sauce and freeze. I just thaw one overnight in the fridge, pop in in a 9×13 along with veggies for roasting and bake for an hour. It’s just my husband and I so this works great for us.

Mrs q
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Mrs q

I’m not a very savvy slow-cooker user but some of these sound delicious. Do you need to thaw the ingredients before adding to the slow cooker, or add in ingredients fully frozen? I worry that the meat will take forever to cook.

Lori Medlock
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Lori Medlock

You can put a WHOLE FROZEN chicken in a crock pot by itself…no watet or anything and cook on low all day…does not stick, makes its own broth and is falling off the bone. I love to put in potatoes, carrots and onions and some mushroom soup. Let it cook all day on low. AMAZING.

Kelly B
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Kelly B

What about adding uncooked rice? Will it cook up in juice?

Colleen
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Colleen

I always throw them in to the crock pot frozen and have never had a problem. When I get up I take the bag out of the freezer and throw it in the sink for an hour while I get ready, then the meal slides out of the bag easier.

MJ Williams
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MJ Williams

i luv doing the homemade frozen dinners ….. if i forget the night b4 to take it out to thaw, i run the bag under some hot water n it slides right out 🙂

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I like the idea of throwing the meal in frozen. However if you throw the meal in frozen, how long (and on what temp–high or low) do you cook the meal? I imagine it’s a longer cooking time than if it’s defrosted.

Honeyko
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Honeyko

I does not take long for something to thaw in a cooker, relative to the time overall to cook it, if that time is going to be more than an hour anyway.

Renee
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Renee

I don’t thaw. I place in crockpot on high frozen for 8-hours and its has always been completely done. I don’t see a need for thawing. If I’m wrong p,ease let me know. I’m in a hurry in the morning and put in crockpot and on high and go to work and when I get home it’s usually ready.

Theresa @DearCreatives
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I haven’t tried a lot of freezer meals since there is only 3 of us but, I love crock pot meals and this just might be perfect for when I’m extra busy. Thanks for the round up! Saving for later.

Kim
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Kim

Can you give the names of the recipes in the picture of bags? I can’t do all 31 right now, but like the looks of the one with peas and the one with navy beans.

Chantall
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Chantall

About how many people do these recipes serve? Family of 4?

Tricia
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Tricia

How many does each meal feed? I have a family of 6 and need to be sure I don’t have to add more to accommodate all of us.